On February 12, 1995, about 2020 eastern standard time, N79157, a Cessna 172-K, registered to Kopfman Farms Inc., crashed in Wrightsville, Georgia, while on a 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the flight. The airplane was substantially damaged, the private-rated pilot was seriously injured, and the passenger received minor injuries. The origin of the flight was a small airstrip near the accident scene about 10 minutes earlier. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot stated, while in a slow left turn, his airplane stalled at a low altitude. After the stall the airplane's left wing collided with a tree turning the airplane 180 degrees. The airplane then hit the ground in a nose-low attitude with 20 degrees of flaps extended.
Witnesses stated they observed the airplane stall at a low altitude, clip trees, and crash in a field.